Okakambe Stables - Horseback Riding Vacations in Swakopmund, Namibia!

Okakambe Trails in Swakopmund / All Regions
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Accompanied rides in the Namib Desert with overnight under the African starry sky. Okakambe Trails is located between Atlantic coast and Namib desert.

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The Okakambe Riding Centre is located in the western part of Namibia, between the Atlantic coast and the Namib, 12 km inland along the dry Swakop river bed and 15 km from the Namibian coast.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: Boat trips / Dolphincruises, Camel riding, Tandem skydiving, Desert tours, Snake park, Township tours, Scenic flights, Sandboarding (dune slides), Quad-biking (four-wheeler), Canoeing.
Traveling by plane:
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property


Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Beach, Fishing, Golf course, Tennis court, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking, Biking, Mountain biking, Mountain climbing, Birding

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Wildlife Viewing
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, B & B for Horses, Tournament Company, Training Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Riding Stable, Pony Stable, B & B for Horsemen, Children's Holiday Company, Campground / Campsite
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Accompanied rides in the Namib Desert with overnight under the African starry sky. Okakambe Trails is located between Atlantic coast and Namib desert.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Round pen
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path
  • Paddock - Pasture
  • Tack room

Details of the Riding area

Dry river bed and hilly "moonscape"

More details of the property

School horses, tourist horses, riding equipment, dressage courses, lunging circles, paddocks for the day, night spot, guest rooms, camping
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Family Trips
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Riding holidays for unaccompanied kids
    (no limitation)
  • Barbecues

Other offers and explanations

Okakambe Trails is 15 km from the Namibian coast, 12 km inland on the dried up Swakop Riverbed.

Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up, Ponies, Gaited horses
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, For guided Trail Rides, also Ride on your Own
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
30 horses are available for rides and for riding lessons, including Hanoverian, German Warmblood, Thoroughbred horses, Arabs and mule.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Trailrides on request
  • Dressage
  • Cross-Country
  • Handicapped Riding
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
little demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
Riding holidays for children

Horseback Riding camps for children as of 8 years to 15 years on the Horsefarm Okakambe Namibia

Min. age for unaccompanied children:
no limitation
Max age to:
15 years
Offered for:
Girls and boys

General description:
Horse riding camps at Okakambe farm
Who may take part?
- Anybody, who wishes to learn more about horses and who wishes to get more horse riding experience.
- Anybody, who wishes to learn more about the behavior and keeping of horses.
- Anybody, who wishes to have fun and holidays with horses.
- Anybody, who intends to improve their riding skills and aims to participate at horse riding shows.

How do these horse-riding camps look like?
- We do supply three full meals a day, as well as fruits and juice during the day and with meals
- Two riding lessons per day
- Riding lessons get analyzed and any problems will be discussed in the theory lessons
- One „Fun-event“ per day: e.g. Horse-games, night-rides, out rides, etc.
- Theoretical lessons, if necessary supported by video material
- History and the development on horses and horse riding.
- Horse keeping and the first aid on horses
- The courses will be ending with a short test and a participation certificate.

What should be brought along?
- Comfortable working (riding) clothes for warm as well as cold days
- If no genuine riding pants available, pants should be a leggings or tight tracksuit. Shoes should have a heel (ideal are „Veldskoene“). Safety helmets are compulsory, but are available at Okakambe Trails.
- Sun cream lotion, swimwear and a hat.
- Sleeping bag, sheet, a pillow and a flashlight.
- As sweets are part of many children’s happiness, they are welcome to bring their favorites along. We do have a small snack bar at the stables, where lollies, chips, cool drinks and sweets are available.
- Notebook and pencils for the theoretical lessons.

Additional info:
- Courses are set for a minimum of 4 Children
- On request we can arrange other weekends or birthday camps
- Parents are more than welcome to visit and attend lessons
- Any child between the ages of 6 to 15 years may take part
- If it is not possible to drop off or pick-up your child on the set dates, children can be booked for 250,00 per additi
We offer riding holidays for children during the:
  • Easter holidays from 390 Euro / Week
  • Summer holidays from 390 Euro / Week
  • Autumn holidays from 330 Euro / Week
  • Winter holidays from 390 Euro / Week
  • Short breaks from 200 Euro / Time period
  • Weekend Stays from 195 Euro / Time period

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
General information of the Training:
with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Riding Classes / Lessons
English / Classic Riding, Many-sidedness Riding, Dressage, Jumping, Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking, Courses for Horse Lunging, Training for Young Horses, Load Training, Handicapped Riding
Guest lodgings

Accomodations in Namibia

4 Single / double room(s) :
no details
4 Multi-bedded room(s):
no details
1 Campground / Campsite :
no details
3 Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers :
no details
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Handicap accessible, Phone, Washing machine, Internet access, Safe

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 35,00 Euro / Day
to: 45,00 Euro / Day
Rates of the mult-bedded room:
from: 35,00 Euro / Day
to: 45,00 Euro / Day
Okakambe Trails
First name:
Last name:
Schaefer Stiege
+ 264 (064) 402 799
Phone 2:
+ 264 (0)81 1 246 626
+ 264 (064) 405 258

You can contact us with the following languages:
German, English

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Okakambe Trails
Zip/Postal Code: 9000
Street: PO Box 1668
Country: Namibia -- All Regions -- Swakopmund
Phone: + 264 (064) 402 799
Phone 2: + 264 (0)81 1 246 626